Who has the blue-est eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickInDelight, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    From whom can I order chicks that will lay really blue eggs?

    I ordered 8 straight run Ameracauna chicks from Taylor Hobby Farms. 5 were roosters. My blue girls have finally started laying.... green eggs.

    I want seriously BLUE eggs. Who knows where to find them?
     
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  2. chickengirl1230

    chickengirl1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cream leg bars and some easter eggers will lay blue eggs
     
  3. chickengirl1230

    chickengirl1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you looked at cackle hatchery?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    Not all cream legbars lay blue eggs. If you read the legbar threads, lots of people are reporting green eggs. I have 3 legbar hens, one lays an almost blue egg, one lays a greenish-blue egg and one lays a green egg.

    I have Araucanas that lay different shades of nlue, bluish green or turquois-ish eggs. The only chicken that I had that laid truly blue eggs was an ugly EE.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Contact the seller with pictures of the eggs?

    do NOT try hatcheries like cackle, ideal etc- they have easter eggers- no guarantee of blue eggs and chances of true blue is extremely low.

    ameraucanas and legbars are supposed to give the best chance of blue eggers.. am surprised by some legbars laying green....................

    be aware, truly solid, dark blue eggs are not common and often the hen only lays few of those then goes on to lay a lighter blue shade for rest of her cycle/life. too easy to very excited over pictures of extremely blue looking eggs, beautiful but realistic to have a hen that consistently lays at that dark blue shade every day? No.

    and speaking of ironies- my current blue egg layer is a naked neck lol
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Similar experience with Araucanas. Funny eh? Can I ask if the legbar standard mentions egg color? Does it state blue only or is greenish range accepted?
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Evidently greenish is accepted.
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Allrighty... thanks for that information. I was under the impression only blue was accepted but then I'd not read the standard for them.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There is no standard for them yet.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Not all Easter Eggers lay blue eggs. Some lay olive, green, beige, or even pale pink or gold eggs. In fact more of them lay green eggs than blue eggs. Easter Eggers are hybrids bred by crossing brown egg laying breeds with true blue egg layers such as Ameraucanas or Araucana. Those are the two breeds to go with if you want blue eggs and even then, as enola said, sometimes they are turquoise colored rather than true blue.
     

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